Worship Resources

Chords for guitarists and others

Including a spreadsheet of all guitar chords currently posted on Singing the Faith Plus     see details / comment

Categories: StF+ hymn articles

Contents list: new hymns published on StF+

Search new hymns published only on this website by subject     see details / comment

Categories: Latest hymns (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Worship Resources 1 Comment

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Christian unity – the issues and the hymns     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Transgender Remembrance

An introduction to Transgender Remembrance (20 November), with resources and suggestions.     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Remembrance Sunday

Still looking for Remembrance Day commemoration ideas and resources? Look no further.     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Advent journey: The Fault in our Stars (2014)

The “hopes and fears” of Advent are echoed in the hit teen film, The Fault in our Stars     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Articles, Hymns and films, Worship Resources

Bible Sunday 2016

Essential resources for Bible Sunday     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Peacemaking Sunday 2016

When I needed a neighbour – Peacemaking Sunday 2016     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Creation Time 2016

Creation Time offers a four-week series of reflections on the way we use the natural resources of our world – and spans the period that includes many local Harvest Festivals.     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Aldersgate – what changed for the Wesleys?

Wesley (and Wesley-related) hymns and links to “the Wesley story”     see details / comment

Categories: Aldersgate Sunday, Articles, Luther, Martin (auth), Murray, Shirley Erena, People of faith, Pratt, Andrew, Special Sundays and weeks, Wesley, Charles, Wesley, John, Wesleys - anniversary hymns, Worship Resources

Responding to Orlando

Some pointers to possible hymns and prayers     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources

More than dragons – singing for St George

Exploring hymns that speak of England’s patron saint     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Bankhead, Dave (auth), Bankhead, Dave (comp), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Commitment/Dedication, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Justice and Peace, Keble, John, Keyes. Aaron (auth), Keyes. Aaron (comp), Luther, Martin (auth), Maule, Graham, Monsell, J.S.B., Sparrow-Simpson, W.J., The Passion and the Cross, Wesley, Charles, Willis, Love Maria, Words and music, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Wandering people – learning from the Bible

What the Bible says about refugees – a brief overview     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

A wandering Aramean was my ancestor – Refugee Week

Hymn suggestions inspired by Refugee Week     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Refugees and the Bible – readings to explore

Bible readings about those who were forced to leave their homes or who faced persecution     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Remembering conscientious objectors

Hymns that reflect the challenges of keeping the peace     see details / comment

Categories: Kaan, Fred, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Beginning Lent – some thoughts about Ash Wednesday

Lessons from Eastern Christianity help us look outwards on Ash Wednesday     see details / comment

Categories: Lent and Easter, Luff, Alan, Wood, Paul (auth), Worsfold, Ian (auth), Worship Resources

Fairtrade fortnight 2016

Links and resources from the Fairtrade movement and StF+     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

The days are surely coming (website only)

“The days are surely coming” by Dominic Grant New on 17 November 2015 – a carol for Christmas and especially for use alongside the weekly lighting of Advent candles     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Advent and Christmas, Christmas, Grant, Dominic, Latest hymns (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Worship Resources

Migration – reflecting on a crisis

Hymns and resources to aid our thinking about migrants and assylum seekers     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources

Choosing hymns – more than picking our favourites

The science of hymns and older people explored by Margaret Goodall     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Advent candles – three new hymns

Three contrasting hymns have been included in Singing the Faith to accompany the week-by-week lighting of Advent candles.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources 1 Comment

Hymn metre – how it works

The Revd Ian Worsfold explains the ins and outs of hymn metre – and how to find the tune that works best for you.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Making the most of hymns, Words and music, Worship Resources 4 Comments

More hymns for Advent

More hymns for Advent – and ideas for New year and Covenant services     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Hymns for Covenant and renewal

Introducing a selection of new hymns by Linda Ashford, Gillian Collins and Andrew Pratt suitable for use during the Covenant Service or at the turn of the year     see details / comment

Categories: StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Lent and Easter: more hymns

Hymns by Andrew Pratt, Marjorie Dobson and Richard D. Leach.     see details / comment

Categories: Lent and Easter, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources 2 Comments

Hymns and war – conflicting views

Two recent hymns for Remembrance Sunday raise questions about commemorating fallen service personnel in worship.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Special Sundays and weeks, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Hymns asking questions on StF+

Challenging and thoughtful new and recent hymns on StF+     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Hymns for St Patrick

Singing the Faith words and tunes associated with Ireland     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Exploring themes, Words and music, Worship Resources

With what hymns will I wed thee?

Two new hymns for use at weddings     see details / comment

Categories: StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Songs for St David

Exploring Welsh tunes in Singing the Faith     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Exploring themes, Words and music, Worship Resources 1 Comment

Celebrating diversity

Hymns published by Singing the Faith Plus speak of unity in diversity     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Special Sundays and weeks, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

No hymn for Thomas?

Laurence Wareing asks which hymns best reflect individual saints. He begins with St Thomas, whose story is re-told on the 2nd Sunday of Easter.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Exploring themes, Words and music, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Treading the path: hymns of “moving on”

Hymns about change and risking     see details / comment

Categories: StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Conference praise

Two hymns for, and inspired by, worship at the British Methodist Conference.     see details / comment

Categories: StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Drama and hymns?

Can the hymns we sing be reflected in dramatic form in worship? ArtServe’s Kit Harbottle argues the case.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Making the most of hymns, Words and music, Worship Resources

Five hymns for Aldersgate

Explore the Wesleys in their own words and those of others     see details / comment

Categories: Aldersgate Sunday, Articles, Luther, Martin (auth), Meet the hymn writers, Murray, Shirley Erena, Pratt, Andrew, Special Sundays and weeks, Wesley, Charles, Wesley, John, Wesleys - anniversary hymns, Worship Resources

Touching the wind: how we describe the Holy Spirit

Introducing hymns for the season of Pentecost     see details / comment

Categories: Pentecost, Worship Resources

A Pentecost Great Thanksgiving

A prayer drawing on Pentecost hymns for use during the celebration of Communion during the season of Pentecost     see details / comment

Categories: Pentecost, Worship Resources

The ministry of Jesus – a gap in Singing the Faith?

StF+ responds to Leith Fisher’s sense that our modern hymn books are “very light on the life of Jesus”     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources

Things Jesus said (Jesus’ ministry 1)

First in our explorations of StF hymns about Jesus’ ministry and teachings     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources

Events in Jesus’ life (Jesus’ ministry 2)

Second in our explorations of StF hymns about Jesus’ ministry and teachings     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources

More about the metaphor (Jesus’ ministry 3)

Third in our explorations of StF hymns about Jesus’ ministry and teachings     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Hymns of resurrection

More hymns for “Easter people”     see details / comment

Categories: Lent and Easter, Worship Resources

Christ is alive! Christians will sing

An overview of hymns to sing once Easter is over     see details / comment

Categories: Lent and Easter, Worship Resources 2 Comments

Lent in worship and reflection 2016

Suggestions for using Singing the Faith during Lent – hymns for worship plus resources for study, prayer and action

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Categories: Lent and Easter, Worship Resources

Lent in other places

Exploring beyond the Lent section of Singing the Faith to discover hymns suitable for this season     see details / comment

Categories: Lent and Easter, Worship Resources

Mothering Sunday resources

Alternative hymns and additional resources for Mothering Sunday
    see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Fragile earth – experiencing God in the desert

Hymns about humanity’s experience of God’s created world – a reflection inspired by the Jewish festival of Sukkot     see details / comment

Categories: Creation and Providence, Exploring themes, Nature and Mystery of God, Our Journey with God, Worship Resources

Homeless Sunday 2016

Singing out for the poor and needy     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Education Sunday

Resources and hymn suggestions to mark Education Sunday     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Hymns for Education Sunday 2015

Different perspectives on growth and learning in the light of Jesus’ example     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Marking Candlemas

Jesus, the light of the world – celebrating the ancient feast of Candlemas     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Pratt, Andrew, Wilkinson, Thomas G., Worship Resources

Epiphany – arrivals and beginnings

There’s more to the Feast of the Epiphany than wealthy strangers on camels.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Worship Resources

This is the day

Five hymns that punch above their weight. Taking a look at The Lord’s Day section of Singing the Faith     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Worship Resources

In praise of bands

More resources for praise bands and leaders of contemporary worship     see details / comment

Categories: Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources

Making musical partnerships

Ideas for “bolting together” groups of hymns and songs, especially in band-led worship     see details / comment

Categories: Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources 1 Comment

The StF Advent “one stop shop”

Meeting all your Advent worship needs in one place.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Worship Resources

Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent

Hymns and resources to mark World AIDS Day in the season of Advent     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Advent candle liturgies

Spoken responses to accompany Advent candle-lighting hymns.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Bell, John L. (comp), Earey, Mark, Farrell, Bernadette (auth), Stainsby, Clare (auth), Worship Resources 6 Comments

Christingle and other Advent resources

Suggestions for using Singing the Faith during Advent – background for preparing a Christingle service – and a range of other resources for use in the lead-up to Christmas.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Worship Resources 2 Comments

Remembering conflict – singing for peace

Hymns for Remembrance Sunday     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Racial Justice Sunday 2014

Notes and suggestions to support this year’s worship materials     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Christian Aid Week 2016

Fragile lives in Bangladesh     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Life and Unity in the Church

Life and Unity in the Church – the hymns we sing     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Sukkot – a festival for all peoples?

The Jewish Festival of Sukkot offers lessons appropriate for Christian worship and reflection     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

For those who die at our borders

June 20 – a day to remember those who die at the borders of the EU     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord): A Eucharistic Prayer

A prayer for Holy Communion written around “Lord Jesus Christ” (StF 594)     see details / comment

Categories: Appleford, Patrick (auth), Appleford, Patrick (comp), Holy Communion, Hymns as prayer, Living Lord, Making the most of hymns, Murphy, Andrew T, Worship Resources

Hymns to build worship around

Using hymns as a starting point for planning worship     see details / comment

Categories: Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources

Singing the Good Friday story

Responding to the love of God shown to us on the cross.     see details / comment

Categories: Lent and Easter, Worship Resources

Singing unaccompanied – six tips

A few simple suggestions for getting started with singing unaccompanied     see details / comment

Categories: Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources

Social justice – part 1

Hymns to help mark Social Justice Day, 20 February 2013     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Social justice – part 2

More hymns to help mark Social Justice Day, 20 February 2013     see details / comment

Categories: Exploring themes, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Let the children sing

Hymns to sing with children and younger people – some tips and suggestions     see details / comment

Categories: Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources 1 Comment

Ms Rossetti’s Christmas carol

“Ms Rosetti’s Christmas Carol” – a reflection on “In the bleak midwinter” (StF 204) by local preacher (and dog walker) Peter Thurston.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Worship Resources 2 Comments

Singing All Saints and All-hallows Eve

Singing hymns may help us reflect on Halloween as well as All Saints.     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Harvest – celebration and challenge (2012)

Christian response to our creation and its needs is not just for Harvest time – as these resources prove.
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Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Olympics: Hymn inspired by Olympic Torch relay

A thoughtful text by the Revd Dominic Grant     see details / comment

Categories: Events, Worship Resources

Olympic and Paralympic reflections

Hymns and other resources for use in connection with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.     see details / comment

Categories: Events, Worship Resources 2 Comments

For those who experience loss: alternative hymns for Mothering Sunday

Three hymns included in Singing the Faith offer a different perspective on Mothering Sunday for those who find it a difficult day.     see details / comment

Categories: Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources 4 Comments

Celebrating Singing the Faith

A Service of Thanksgiving order of service and other prayers for use when celebrating and introducing Singing the Faith.     see details / comment

Categories: Events, Exploring themes, Worship Resources